Forestay Chafing - Mull 28

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seawolf82
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Forestay Chafing - Mull 28

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Hello All,

A few years ago the a wire in the forestay on our 28 (Mull designed) snapped due to chafing against the bowsprit. It seems when the jib is up, the camberspar pushes the stay forward and causes chafing. Has anyone else experienced this and are there any easy fixes for it? Attached is a picture of the replacement stay that has started to wear through again. Any insights would be greatly appreciated!

Paul
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RadioZephyr
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Re: Forestay Chafing - Mull 28

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Add tension to your forestay?
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Re: Forestay Chafing - Mull 28

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I use a length of Dyneema instead of wire and haven't had any problems.
Walter Gotham
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'87 Freedom 28-Mull #33 "Nova Vita"

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